FOOL FOR LOVE
by Sam Shepard
2-12 January 2019
7.30pm Wed, Thurs, Fri, 2pm & 7.30pm Sat
$38 full | $33 concession | $28 preview & cheap Wed
Running time 70 minutes no interval
FOOL FOR LOVE by Sam Shepard is a vicious, passionate and darkly funny play.
Eddie and May meet up in a run-down motel at the edge of the Mojave Desert, rekindling their explosive and damaging love affair.
Lachlan Ruffy and Kate Betcher play the troubled lovers who are reunited for the umpteenth time when Eddie tracks May down at a seedy motel. Sam Shepard’s flair for the damaged is in full flight as they verbally tear into each other and the details of their dark secrets are revealed.
Hard-hitting and heart-breaking, the audience will be exposed to the emotional, physical and sexual aggression for which Shepard’s work is known.
Sam Shepard was an American actor, playwright, author, screenwriter, and director whose career spanned half a century. He won ten Obie Awards for writing and directing, the most won by any writer or director. He wrote 44 plays as well as several books of short stories, essays, and memoirs. Shepard received the Pulitzer Prize for Drama in 1979 for his play Buried Child and was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his portrayal of pilot Chuck Yeager in the 1983 film The Right Stuff. He received the PEN/Laura Pels International Foundation for Theater Award as a master American dramatist in 2009. New York magazine described Shepard as "the greatest American playwright of his generation."
Director Julie Baz Designer David Jeffrey Stage Manager Cherilyn Price
Cast Kate Betcher, Joel Horwood, Neil McLeod, Lachlan Ruffy
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